Review on The Old Rectory

Widely touted as 'the best kept secret in Norwich', this Grade-II listed Georgian residence sits peacefully in an acre of secluded grounds and gardens overlooking the Yare Valley - just a short drive from the city centre. Over the years, caring family owners have transformed the ivy-clad house into a relaxed and beguiling retreat - complete with a swimming pool and delightful terrace.

After an aperitif outside or by the blazing fire in the drawing room, progress to the restaurant for dinner. In an elegant setting of candles and panelling, visitors can enjoy a daily fixed-price menu built around local supplies. A typical meal might begin with roasted pumpkin soup or roasted wild pigeon salad with walnuts, orange, rocket and a Norfolk honey and soy dressing. After that, perhaps, medallions of Barnard's sirloin with roasted parsnips and baby leek sauce or venison with spiced red cabbage, parsley mash and black cherry sauce. To finish, hot bitter chocolate mousse with a pot of crème fraîche is worth the 15-minute wait.

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Modern European


James Perry

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm (last orders) Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Old Rectory

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 18 covers


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Old Rectory
103 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew

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